2spare has a list of the top 87 bad predictions about the future, serving as a sort of catalog for the short-sighted. Some favorites:
"It will be years - not in my time - before a woman will become Prime Minister." Margaret Thatcher, future Prime Minister, October 26th, 1969.
"Man will not fly for 50 years." Wilbur Wright, American aviation pioneer, to brother Orville, after a disappointing flying experiment, 1901 (their first successful flight was in 1903).
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